Geothermal

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Calgary – Following the slowdown of oil and gas, an engineer and owner of a geo-exchange design and installation company believes Alberta homeowners are ready to adopt the technology in greater numbers. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – CSA Group has published a new C448 bi-national standard developed to assist those involved in the design and installation of ground source pump systems for commercial and residential buildings.
Regina – What will be, once completed, the first geothermal power plant in Canada, is now under construction in Saskatchewan. The planned pilot plant for the project is set to total just five megawatts in capacity, but potential is there for the geothermal resource to provide hundreds of megawatts of generation capacity. Clean Technica reports. | READ MORE
Germany and Switzerland – A new way of gauging a phenomenon called urban heat islands could help make the most of this untapped source of geothermal energy, Science Alert reports. | READ MORE
Ground Water Canada spoke with Denis Tanguay, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition about recent developments in the geothermal industry.
Oliver, B.C. – A key feature of the 44.5-hectare Senkulmen Business Park is a geothermal cooling and heating system, made possible in part by a $250,000 investment from the B.C. First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund. BC Government News reports. | READ MORE
Montreal – The proposed major retrofits for the Prime Minister's official residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa represent an opportunity to revamp the building's mechanical systems and to install a geothermal heat pump system for heating and cooling, the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition said in a news release.
Edmonton – A researcher at the University of Alberta is studying 10 different sites across Alberta to determine if they’re suitable for creating a geothermal plant, which he hopes to build by 2020. Edmonton Metro reports. | READ MORE
New Mexico – Researchers have published two papers related to a new area of geothermal energy called enhanced geothermal systems, wherein systems are designed to enable power production in areas where conventional techniques don’t work. KRWG TV/FM reports. | READ MORE
Vancouver – Geoscience BC is launching a project to identify and evaluate direct-use geothermal energy opportunities for B.C. communities and provide them with data to potentially lower greenhouse gas emissions and further economic development.
Vancouver – Canadian renewables firm Polaris Infrastructure has hired Iceland Drilling Co. to drill at least two new production wells for the 72-megawatt San Jacinto-Tizate geothermal project in Nicaragua. SeeNews reports. | READ MORE
Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Association has released new guidelines on the impact of hydrogeology on large-scale geothermal heat pump systems that provide details on site and hydrogeologic considerations and site constraints.
Aug. 10, 2015, Rotorua, New Zealand – The local council is weighing up how to contain the geothermal bore that burst into life in central Rotorua yesterday. OneNewsNow reports. | READ MORE
Aug. 7, 2015, Sydney, N.S. – Cape Breton University's Verschuren Centre is partnering with the Cumberland Energy Authority on a geothermal study relating to the former Springhill mine, The Cape-Breton Post reports. | READ MORE
July 23, 2015, Albany, NY – Although the high cost and the lengthy time required to complete geothermal exploration can hinder the growth of the market, ample opportunities exist as demand for electricity rises rapidly, says a recent report.

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